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This photograph was made in Assisi, Italy during the 2007 Mille Miglia, a one thousand mile car race through Italy!  The streets in the medieval hilltowns of the Umbrian region of Italy are so narrow that it is often times difficult for a car to drive on the same road people are walking on.  As can be seen in this photograph, I was very, very close to the Porsche that was about to zip past me.  So, with my back up against the building wall and a wide angle lens strapped to the camera, I was able to show a bit more room than there really was.  Add a little bit of zoom blur (rotating the zoom setting on the lens while the shutter is open), and voila! – you have yourself a respectable racecar action photo!   Enjoy!

Race-Car-in-Assisi

 

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A Truly Legendary Lens

A Truly Legendary Lens

The Nikon 28mm f/1.4 lens is a piece of glass I have obsessed over for many, many years. I still do not own one; however for my travels to Germany this past June, I did have the opportunity to rent one. My conclusions (both positive and negative) on this legendary, expensive, and remarkable pieces of glass are outlined in this article along with sample photos to demonstrate the lens’ virtues.

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